How to know original wedding rings: Two shall become one, a popular saying for the couples. It’s a natural course of life to at a matured and marriage ready age to settle down and start to build a family. Marriage is a union between a man and a woman, a union between two destinies, two emotions, two characters and two schools of thought. Hence, tying the nuts signifies that you’ve both (the man and the woman) blended your individuality into a personality, understanding each other and giving room to accommodate your differences.
Being a couple requires that you must have been wedded. Wedding is get married to someone or joining two people together (just in case you care to know the meaning). This “wedding” doesn’t have a binding even when the law recognizes your union except for the representation of the union is present, that is; the wedding ring.
A wedding ring is a ring which is given to a person by his or her spouse on their wedding day which shows that the wearer is married. Which means it’s physical proof of marriage and a sign or notice to admirers that you’ve been taken (you’re married).
Does this mean if you’re not wearing a wedding ring on your finger, you’re not married? Certainly NO!! But you being married will only be known by you and your folks, the common person wouldn’t no. I guess it doesn’t sound like it’s a big deal right.. well, it is, because when an admirer wants to approach you, he doesn’t see anything saying “Back off!’, which is actually the function of the wedding ring.
The wedding ring, unlike other types rings, is usually worn on the base of the left or right ring finger (the third finger of your left or right hand), whichever of the hands it’s worn is dependent on other factors like cultures, beliefs, and religion. Like I said, the wedding ring is placed at the base, after the wedding ceremony or along the line, you place your engagement ring on it on the same finger as the one on which your wedding ring is, making it two rings to be worn. The major difference at times is that; an engagement ring is a fact that the engagement ring is placed on the wedding ring. The wedding ring often carries no stone as it is often plain and round but some do have the stone setting.
Spotting or identifying an original wedding is as easy as having the right knowledge. “You can only identify what you know”. So today either you get to Know more or you will get to know how to know an original wedding ring. It’s very essential to know this as it will help you in making the right decision on buying or getting a wedding ring which will last the test of time.
I start with:
The 4 C’s of a diamond wedding ring (engagement ring inclusive)
The most important things to take into consideration before other things are the elementary 4Cs which in full stands for:
These four elements come in handy when considering a wedding ring (or an engagement ring) as they are your quality checks to know an original wedding ring. Having a clear knowledge of these four important elements will give you a Clare picture of what you’re going to buy as you journey to the jewelry shop or your online shopping. Hence, marketing a less quality wedding ring which in real fact is far from the original will be impossible since you already know what you came to get. Also, the value which will be placed on it along the price will be in your budget as you would have known the estimate of what you came to buy through the identification of the “4 C’s”
Now let’s break them (the 4 C’s) in full details.
The most important factor to be taken into consideration while buying a diamond wedding ring is the “cut”. Why? You may ask or wonder. It is because this determines the beautiful sparkles and reflection which is the main attractive attribute of a diamond. The cut of a perfect high-quality original diamond wedding ring must be a high-grade cut. If it’s not high grade it will affect the glitters of the diamond, it won’t shine as expected. A poorly-cut diamond with a too deep setting will most definitely be likely to appear dull and lifeless as the sparkles and shines will be so low as would be expected, because it will face-up smaller (in terms of upper appearance) than it should be.
Color(s) of a diamond refers to how closely they approach colorlessness, the less color, the higher their value (viz a viz), the only exception to this is fancy color diamonds, this fancy colors include pinks and blues which do not exist in the diamond color range as stated by GIA (Gemological Institute of America).
Sometimes this color (s) might even be brownish or somewhat yellow in color. According to GIA “Diamonds are color-graded by comparing them to stones of known color under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions”. This grading scale begins with the color D. D represents a colorless diamond as it may be, then the scale continues with E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M down to Z. This grading continues as the color presence is noticed.
Clarity refers to the assessment of small imperfections on the surface (blemishes) and internally (inclusions) or blemishes and inclusions which is accrued to the diamond. This blemish and inclusions occur as a result of the formation of the diamond which happens deep within the earth under intense heat coupled with the pressure pounded on them as being created in the deep earth.
Clarity refers to the absence of these blemishes and inclusions or the rate at which it is present in them. Though there’re few of this diamond without any of the imperfections (blemishes and inclusions), very rare to see and the ones available come at a very high value, I’m pretty sure you know why. These diamonds are assigned a clarity grade that ranges from flawless (FL) to diamonds with obvious inclusions (I3).
Carat is the standard measurement unit of weight for every precious gemstone with diamond inclusive. The conversion unit is 1 carat equals to 0.2 grams. Sometimes a diamond with low-grade cutting could weigh more than a good cut diamond, so in another view, the carat sometimes might not tally the value, I advise you check the cut before checking the carat. A good diamond cut with a good carat is a great buy.
Once you’ve known this 4 C’s then you are good to go. Be that’s not all… Let’s head down to discuss others.
When considering your options for a wedding ring, there are lots of metals to choose from, but the most sort after metals are gold and silver. The metal chosen has an effect on future needs on either resizing or replacing. Metals like gold and silver are resizable while the likes of titanium and stainless steel ring are near almost impossible and if possible, to a limit.
More popularly used is the silver metal which is made from sterling silver, which is an alloy (a mixture of metals). The main component which is the Sterling silver has to contain a minimum of 92.5% of silver then copper usually makes up the remaining percentage. If your wedding ring which you’re considering as an option for purchase doesn’t meet this… Then, you might need to reconsider another option. The copper is needed to be added to increase the hardness of the ring as pure silver is quite malleable (it can be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking).
Extremely treasured and a common type usually ordered by lots of couples. Normally, gold ring purity is measured in carats. And the measurements goes thus; 24-carat gold is 100% gold, which you won’t find in a ring due to gold’s softness while 18-carat gold is more common (75% gold), and 14 carat (58.5%) gold is cheaper due to the lower gold content as it may be.
The two types of gold colors or metals used for wedding rings are: yellow gold, rose gold and white gold. The yellow gold retains the characteristic hue of gold, but silver and small amounts of copper makes it suitably resilient. The rose gold also contains copper and silver along with the gold, but the slightly higher amount of copper gives it a coppery hue, unlike the yellow gold which has a hue of gold. Then, finally, the white gold which is an alloy commonly composed of gold with palladium or platinum having more of a silvery than a golden appearance and this is due to the fact that it’s often plated with rhodium, adding hardness and a silvery shine to it.
Hallmark or Maker’s Mark check
Now, this is one of the most important checks on any wedding ring to know if it’s original or fake and to know this you will need to for the Hallmark, Maker’s Mark or Purity stamp which is always inscribed inside the ring.
These are the ways to Know an original wedding ring. Make sure you master the key factors and you make a better search on the one that fits your budget so you won’t run into debt nor get a fake ring because of lack of proper budgeting. Walking to a jewelry shop or placing an order for a wedding ring is and will definitely be easier for you now because you’ve known what to look out for and how to value what you’re going for. Don’t forget to take proper note of your partner’s size before getting the ring(s) so you don’t start resizing nor replacing before your wedding.
Sometimes we often see a near original but fake, so be careful or you might not even be too careful; “be careful for nothing”. But you will need an expert jewelry trader or place a call through to the manufacturer to confirm the authenticity of the product (the ring)